When fast food workers started to protest for a $15 wage in Detroit, WJBK reporter Roop Raj took to the streets with them to ask why they deserved the raise.

One worker told WJBK’s Roop Raj that workers needed a union and a minimum wage of at least $15/hour because it was impossible to live on current wages.

“It’s just not possible,” she said.

“Some people say that paramedics don’t even make $15 an hour and they save lives,” Raj told fast food worker Lakecha Jackson. “So, why should fast food workers get that?”

“Because we do too much,” Jackson replied. “We do more than we get paid.”

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